Hi, jojo! Thanks!
Yes, I've had Chronic Lyme for about 8 years, but I just started getting treated a year ago because that's how long it took for me to get diagnosed.
I'm on Tetracycline and Plaquenil in addition to many supplements. I just stopped taking those two a few days ago to see if this could possibly be a side effect, even though I've had a stiff face since before I started this new antibiotic.
I called my LLMD last week, but I haven't gotten a response.
Yeah, I'm worried that this could be pre- Bell's Palsy or something else.
I've been massaging my face, but it doesn't help. I'm also going to see about acupuncture, though, to see if the stimulation would help.
Last night, I took a very hot shower and the steam made my face loosen up and I was able to smile for about an hour. Unfortunately, the effects weren't long-lasting, though.
I just want to smile so badly.
People made comments to me all the time about how I'm always smiling. My smile is a part of me. I feel like I loose my identity without it.